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Saturday 7th April 2018 - Italian Car Breakfast Meet
07-04-2018
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Posted by: solaris9988
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LocationLocation: The Departure Lounge Cafe
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Happy New year too everyone!! For all you waiting for the All Italian breakfast meeting to start again at The Departure Lounge Cafe GU34 4BH (just outside Alton) the first one for 2018 will be on Saturday April 7th @1000AM.

The Lat Oct one we had 0ver 100 Italian cars, every marque was represented we even had a de Thomas Pantera). It will be the same format, informal meeting of Italian car enthusiast, park up, chat, admire the cars, and have a good breakfast (best to get in early before the queue really picks up!). We had the a youtube blogger do a video of the last meeting - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGN3Pk8e1TA

As all other meets it's open to any Italian car of any age, and we have had classics through to modern Alfas, Fiat's and Ferraris and everything in between. Attendees have come from across the southern counties, with enthusiasts arranging their own convoys from Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, and Surrey or arriving independently.

The cafe is a great venue for a breakfast meet, as it has a large solid field on which the owner lets us park so all the cars are together and out of the main public car park

As before there are few meeting points, for those coming from Southern Hampshire there is a meet at 08:30 in the car park of Sainsbury's at Junction 7 of the M27 (Hedge End), close to the petrol station, and then drive up in convoy.

I usually meet a few people in Newbury (I drive a 916 Red Alfa Romeo Spider so should be easy to spot) at 0900 in the McDonald car park McDonald - Newbury Retail Park, Pinchington Ln, Newbury RG14 7HU, then who ever turns up there we run down to Alton in convoy.

Please spread the word to other Italian marque forums or boards, and get those cars down there!! the breakfast is worth it on its own!!

So will see you there Sat April 7th 2018!!

Alan
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Re: Saturday 7th April 2018 - Italian Car Breakfast Meet

great, thanks for posting.
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Will endeavor to be there!
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Seriously...4 weeks from now !! It doesn't seem possible
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Re: Saturday 7th April 2018 - Italian Car Breakfast Meet

I'll be there. Hope to see you all.

Please ignore my other post- Alan beat me to it!

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only 2 weeks away..!!
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Re: Saturday 7th April 2018 - Italian Car Breakfast Meet

As said above, a lot of cars there last time. Although, if you want breakfast, get in early, as the cafe is a lot smaller than the field. Later arrivals/orders wait a long time.
@varesecrazy, @werdna, meet at McDonalds Newbury at 9am? Or convoy to there from somewhere nearer here?
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Re: Saturday 7th April 2018 - Italian Car Breakfast Meet

Hi All

Only 2 weeks to go, for all planning on Meeting in Newbury I'll be there in my Red Alfa Romeo 916 spider, last 3 number plate digits are PPE @ 0850hrs to leave at 0900hrs

So hopefully see you all there.

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Re: Saturday 7th April 2018 - Italian Car Breakfast Meet

Looking forward to it!

News flash on the breakfasts: the cafe owner is going to open a window service to speed things up for bacon rolls, tea, coffee etc.

Great news!

See you there,
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Looking forward to it!

News flash on the breakfasts: the cafe owner is going to open a window service to speed things up for bacon rolls, tea, coffee etc.

Great news!

See you there,
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But the kitchen is still the same size. Might just make two smaller queues instead of one large one. We hope, and test.
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Yes, I had thought that, but Simon (the cafe owner) reckons the slow bit is the queue at the till and that the window service should speed things up for quick items- we will see!

Looking forward to it, but just want some proper spring weather now.

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Yes, I had thought that, but Simon (the cafe owner) reckons the slow bit is the queue at the till and that the window service should speed things up for quick items- we will see!

Looking forward to it, but just want some proper spring weather now.

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Well, the queue at the till was very slow, taking ages to get to order. But then, it also took a very long time for that order to be delivered, so I don't hold much hope. But am prepared to give it a go, and am ready to be delighted.
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Re: Saturday 7th April 2018 - Italian Car Breakfast Meet

That weekend is looking a bit busy for me ..what date is the MAY meet?
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I think it is every second month. I had a card somewhere, but can't find it immediately.
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I think it is every second month. I had a card somewhere, but can't find it immediately.
Having a quick scan of last years meets..
You seem to be correct.

At least it might be warmer when I eventually attend.
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